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The First Zero Emission Trucking Company

Climate change. It is real and it is not going away by ignoring it. We have to step up and actively do something. There are many ways to do this, and one the most important ones is reducing carbon dioxide emissions. If there is one logistics component contributing heavily to these emissions it is trucking. Zero emission for cleaner air […]

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Dutch Police Launches Drone-hunting Eagles

Drones can be used for many things. In logistics they are being used (or at least tested) to make deliveries, for yard management, and in warehouses to solve inventory issues (for example). Regular readers of LogisticsMatter know that it is one of my favorite logistics innovations to write about. Eliminating threats from the sky They can obviously also be used […]

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Collaboration, Innovation, and a Virtual Disaster Simulation

As I wrote in my post in May: Whether it are natural disasters, such as earthquakes or extreme drought, or man made disasters like wars, they leave people in need of aid. Many times infrastructure is damaged, communications lines are destroyed, and the areas that need aid the most are the hardest to reach. Getting aid to where it needs […]

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An Efficient Freight Tender in 8 Steps

The Dutch Start-up space is booming. We have been a seafaring and trading nation for a long time, so it’s no wonder that there is a lot of innovation in the logistics space. I recently came across another great addition to growing group of Dutch logistics innovators: Tendertool. The best part of being a logistics blogger is that you get to […]

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Belgian Postal Company Moves Into Crowdsourced Deliveries

Last week Belgian Postal Company bpost launched bringr, which they themselves call an innovative collaborative platform app. Consumers and companies alike can use the smartphone app to find a driver for delivering their goods. These drivers are not working for bpost, but are private people that have registered themselves as a driver in the bringr app. How does it work? You install […]

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Is Google Going to Make a Move into Logistics with Robots?

The past months there has been a lot of buzz about amazon turning into a logistics service provider, by in-sourcing increasingly more supply chain and logistics functions. It seems Google is looking into making moves into a similar direction. They have already followed amazon when it comes to delivering goods with drones. Now it seems it wants to follow them into […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find the ones that jumped out at me below: Trucking Volume: The ATA’s seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage index decreased 4.5% to […]

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Creating a 3D Value Chain in Your High-Tech Supply Chain

Supply Chains are going digital, so it is no wonder that that is one of the main topics of eft’s High-Tech & Electronics Summit, which is held in Amsterdam next week. LogisticsMatter has been a Media Partner of many eft events, and this one is no exception. The agenda features speakers from companies like Philips, Bose, Liberty Global, and IBM. With over 180 […]

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Air and Ocean Freight Confidence Remains Low

To get a better view of global air and ocean trade, Stifel has partnered with Transport Intelligence to create the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI), a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders that measures freight activity across several European-based trade lanes. Please find this month’s results below. Month over Month Decline in Logistics Confidence The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index […]